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English baritone.

Roland Wood studied in Manchester at the Royal Northern College of Music then in London at the National Opera Studio.  In 2003 he was a semi-finalist at the Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

With Scottish Opera he was a Company Principal from 2002 to 2004.  He toured with Essential Scottish Opera in 2001.  Appearances with the company have included Mozart (Papageno);  Verdi (Marullo, Luna, Falstaff);  Bizet (Escamillo);  J Strauss (Falke);  Massenet (Albert Werther);  Humperdinck (Peter);  Puccini (Schaunard, Marcello, Scarpia, Sonora Fanciulla del West); Mascagni (Kyoto Iris);  Strauss (Storch Imtermezzo);  Debussy (Golaud); Rachmaninov (Baron Miserly Knight).

With English Touring Opera roles in Scotland include Don Giovanni and Eugene Onegin.  For an opening concert at the Edinburgh Festival he sang Maximilian & Captain (Bernstein's Candide).

With English National Opera he has sung - Mozart (Almavviva,  Papageno);  Verdi (Paolo Simon Boccanegra);  Bizet (Zurga);  Mascagni (Alfio); Puccini (Marcello, Scarpia);  Vaughan Williams (Bunyan & Pilgrim); Adams (Kissinger Nixon in China).  He created Oedipus in Thebans (John Anderson). 

Other roles with British companies include the Royal Opera Verdi (Ford); Giordano (Roucher Andrea Chénier).  Glyndebourne Festival (Nick Shadow); Opera North (Germont);  Welsh National (Nottingham Roberto Devereux, Germont, Renato Un ballo in maschera); Grange Park (Renato, Scarpia).

He has sung with Canadian Opera (Rigoletto, Renato, Gianni Schicchi);  Stuttgart (Rigoletto, Scarpia); St Louis (Macbeth);  Michigan Opera Theatre (Rigoletto); Santa Fe (Germont);  Amsterdam Reisopera (Germont, Renato, Enrico Lucia di Lammermoor).

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